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Akira Rated 15

Akira

Dir. Katsuhiro Ohtomo. Japan, 1988. 2h 5m. Japanese/subs. Starring Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Toyama, Taro Ishida, Mizuho Suzuki, Tetsusho Genda.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school dropouts, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon – telekinetic humans. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future.

If you buy a ticket for this screening of Akira as well as Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (Sat 20 Nov, 15:15) and Paprika (Sat 20 Nov, 21:00) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost.

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk